Blessing of Pets

Every year on or around October 4, Christians throughout the world celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with prayers for creation and a blessing of the animals. Services in the United States currently occur in 47 states and the District of Columbia. We will have our Blessing of Pets October 4th at 6:00 pm. St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals & environment could be viewed as the original Earth Day advocate. Francis’ devotion to God was expressed through his love for all of God’s creation. St. Francis cared for the poor and sick, he preached sermons to animals, and praised all creatures as brothers and sisters under God.

Growing in Faith and Service

Giving our Time, Talents, & Treasure The annual Fall Time & Talent letters and forms were mailed out this week to all registered parishioners. We will have parishioners speaking at each Mass, with Time being the topic on September 15th/16th and Talent being the topic on September 29th/30th. Each parishioner is asked to complete the blue Time and Talent brochure inserted in the mailing and return them on the weekend of September 29th/30th. You may place them in the collection basket or the basket in the vestibule. Please pray about this and consider how you can give back to God what he has given you in the form of your special talents. Every one of us has been uniquely blessed. God calls us to be his prudent servants.

Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center

Retreats Change Lives – Encounter God on a Silent Retreat
Consider taking the much needed time for yourself, be open to an encounter with Jesus,… here in the silence of Ignatius House. Sitting high atop the shores of the Chattahoochee River, many spaces, indoors and out invite one to a sacred place of quiet and peace. Retreat Dates this fall based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola include Sept. 20-23 – Sept. 28-30 – Oct. 5-7 – Oct. 12-14 – Oct. 26-28 — Nov. 1-4. Look for these dates on our website IgnatiusHouse.org for more information or call us at 404-255-0503.

Confirmation Class is about to begin!

Confirmation Class is about to begin! It will be a one-year program for all 10th graders. There will be a mandatory meeting for students and parents on September 16th at 9:30 in the Youth Group Room. There is a $50 Sacramental Prep. fee, due on the 16th. Classes will be Sundays from 9:30 – 10:45 in the Youth Group Room beginning September 23rd. Contact Emily Purcell at epurcell@stpeterslagrange.net with any questions.

Meals on Wheels

Even the most independent among us, if fortunate to live long enough, may experience a decline in mobilityor health that can strip away our independence and diminish the quality of our lives. Great advances in medicine have extended our average life expectancy to a record high of 78.7 years. Living longer means more years spent in the struggles that accompany old age. Add to that the increase in geographic mobility of our families and the result is millions of seniors left behind, hungry and alone. For millions of Americans, Meals on Wheels is literally the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility. The nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check help them cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation and loss of independence. Research proves that when seniors have the right support, they gain greater quality of life, need fewer hospital stays and live longer. With your donation you help make sure that seniors are not forgotten. If you want to take part by preparing or deliver the Meals every Friday at 9 am, please call Fern Bergeron 706-885-9388.

CCW Annual Yard Sale

The CCW yard sale will be held on Saturday, September 15th from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon. Please support the CCW and come out and do some shopping.
The Parish Hall will be open to accept donations on Sunday, September 9th from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm, Monday September 10th through Thursday, September 13th from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm and Friday, September 14th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.
If you have any questions or need assistance with heavy items contact Donna at 334-885-6499 or 561-212-0252 and she will make arrangements for your items to be picked up.